HL Deb 02 November 2000 vol 618 c120WA
Lord Hoyle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How the Government Car and Despatch Agency dispose of cars after use. [HL4007]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated under the terms of the Framework Document to the Government Car and Despatch Agency. I have asked its Chief Executive, Mr Nick Matheson, to write to the noble Lord.

Letter to Lord Hoyle from the Chief Executive of the Government Car and Despatch Agency, Mr Nick Matheson, dated 25 October.

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, has asked me in my capacity as the Chief Executive responsible for the Government Car and Despatch Agency to reply to your parliamentary Question about how this agency disposes of its cars.

GCDA's normal practice is to dispose of cars by public auction, so ensuring that the best trade price is obtained. However, cars that have been specially constructed to provide enhanced security are not made available to the public once they have reached the end of their working life, but are stripped down or used for training purposes.